Employee engagement is a very popular HR buzz term that has been around for a while now. Every HR professional and line manager I know has been inundated with the “how to” of engaging their employees. The only flaw in these company sponsored engagement programs, are just that . . . they are programs.
It’s been proven time and time again that engagement results in increased productivity, happy employees, and satisfied customers. Leaders and managers need to embrace new ideas and be sure communication with employees is clear. As a result, every employee will hopefully understand how his/her role impacts the bottom line and helps achieve the company’s goals. While many factors contribute to overall employee engagement, I believe a key element to engagement is recognition.